Waste and Septic Tanks

Dealing With A Flood? 2 Things You Need To Do Before Cleaning Up Standing Water

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As soon as you realize that your home has flooded, you might be ready to grab a few buckets and some loose towels to start your water removal efforts. Unfortunately, getting ahead of yourself could be counterproductive and even dangerous. Here are two things you need to do before you clean up that standing water, and why: 1: Identify Dangers Before you wade waist-deep into that flood, you should take a minute to think about what you are stepping into. Read More»

Planning Your Septic System Installation

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Setting up the septic system for a new home construction project is one of the most important steps in the process. Getting it right will ensure proper flow of wastewater and reliable drainage from your home, while getting it wrong will ensure there is no end to your headaches. Once you know what to look for from a system and what makes a favorable location for installing one, you’ll have a firm point from which to start. Read More»

Thinking Of Buying A Tiny House ? Check The Waste Disposal System First

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Are you thinking about ditching the place that you have, simplifying your life, and joining the tiny house movement? If so, make sure that you deal with a not-so-tiny problem before you buy that tiny house you love: the sewage disposal system. Find out what type of sewage system the house currently has. Since part of the tiny house movement involves getting away from the burdens of city life and reducing your financial obligations, don’t expect to the home to be linked to a city sewer line. Read More»

Septic Tank Maintenance 101 : A Simple Guide For Inexperienced Home Buyers

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If you have always had the luxury of living in a home that was connected to a public sewer system, you may be a bit apprehensive to find out that a home you are considering making your own actually has a septic tank instead. Here are a few of the biggest questions you likely have about having a septic tank on your property to clean and maintain. What is the average lifespan of a septic tank? Read More»

Two Reasons Why You Should Opt For Private Trash Collection

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When you’re starting up utilities at a new residence, it’s very common to think that you don’t have options as it pertains to which company handles your sanitation needs.  This is especially true if your water company and the public waste removal system in your area have a partnership, since the water company will usually recommend that you contact the public trash collection facility to start up your services.  However, you may have options when it comes to trash collection, and there are a number of reasons why it may be best for you to choose a private vendor. Read More»